13 days in Iceland Itinerary

13 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Hellnar
— 2 nights
2
Reykjahlid
— 1 night
3
Hof
— 1 night
4
Kirkjubaejarklaustur
— 1 night
5
Vik
— 2 nights
6
Reykjavik
— 4 nights

2
nights
Hellnar

Hellnar ©
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hellnar Church, admire the sheer force of Bjarnarfoss, and then kick back and relax at Djúpalónssandur beach. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Ingjaldscholskirkja, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Skardsvik Beach, thenexplore the stunning scenery at Rauofeldsgja, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Olafsvikurkirkja.

Make your Hellnar itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

London, UK to Hellnar is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Hellnar

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Snaefellsbaer, Ingjaldscholskirkja, Olafsvikurkirkja
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Djúpalónssandur beach ©
Djúpalónssandur beach
Olafsvikurkirkja ©
Olafsvikurkirkja
Hellnar Church ©
Hellnar Church

1
night
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Dimmuborgir Lava Formations and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Krafla Lava Fields. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Husavikurkirkja, thenexamine the collection at The Transportation Museum at Ystafell, and then see the interesting displays at Sigurgeirs Bird Museum.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Reykjahlid trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hellnar to Reykjahlid takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In December, daily temperatures in Reykjahlid can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Hof.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, Husavik
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Krafla Lava Fields ©
Krafla Lava Fields
Dimmuborgir Lava Formations ©
Dimmuborgir Lava Formations
The Transportation Museum at Ystafell ©
The Transportation Museum at Ystafell

1
night
Hof

Hof ©
Nestled in a narrow strip of land between the sea and the glacier, Hof remains best known for its 1883 turf church--the last of its kind to be built in the old Icelandic style of architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Svartifoss Waterfall, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Hofskirkja Church, thenexplore the activities along Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Diamond Beach.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Hof online tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Reykjahlid to Hof in 6.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Hof when traveling from Reykjahlid in December, with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kirkjubaejarklaustur.

Things to do in Hof

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Jokulsarlon, Svartifoss Waterfall
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Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach
Svartifoss Waterfall ©
Svartifoss Waterfall
Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon ©
Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon

1
night
Kirkjubaejarklaustur

Kirkjubaejarklaustur ©
Kirkjubaejarklaustur holidays offer visitors an easy access to the untamed landscapes of Vatnajokull National Park.
On the 25th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Dwarf Crags Dverghamrar, pause for some serene contemplation at Nupsstadur, thenexplore the striking landscape at Kirkjugolf, thenimmerse yourself in nature at Skaftarstofa, and finally admire the sheer force of Systrafoss.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kirkjubaejarklaustur day trip app.

You can drive from Hof to Kirkjubaejarklaustur in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Vik.

Things to do in Kirkjubaejarklaustur

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Systrafoss ©
Systrafoss
Dwarf Crags Dverghamrar ©
Dwarf Crags Dverghamrar
Kirkjugolf ©
Kirkjugolf

2
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Solheimasandur Plane Wreck, thenappreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue, thenstroll through Black Sand Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskyrka Church. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Skogar Museum, thenexplore the ancient world of Rutshellir Cave, and then explore the striking landscape at Mýrdalsjökull.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Vik online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Kirkjubaejarklaustur to Vik in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Vik sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Skogar
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Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Mýrdalsjökull
Mýrdalsjökull
Skogar Museum ©
Skogar Museum

4
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Visit Grotta Lighthouse and Cemetery Holavallagardur for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Reykjavik Open Air Museum and Reykjavik Maritime Museum. Explore Reykjavik's surroundings by going to Hraunfossar (in Husafell), Borgarnes (Borgarnes Museum & The Settlement Center) and Ytri Tunga Beach (in Arnarstapi). There's much more to do: take in the natural beauty of Gunnuhver Hot Springs, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Brugghus Steoja, contemplate the long history of Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, and admire the masterpieces at Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar).

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Reykjavik trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Vik to Reykjavik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Vik in December, Reykjavik is slightly colder at night with lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Borgarnes, Hraunfossar, Gunnuhver Hot Springs, Ytri Tunga Beach, Hvalsneskirkja
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Grotta Lighthouse ©
Grotta Lighthouse
Reykjavik Open Air Museum ©
Reykjavik Open Air Museum
Hraunfossar ©
Hraunfossar

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